Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Happy Bhogi and Pongal...Let it go !!!

Today is the day preceding Pongal or Sankranti and is called the Bhogi festival in Tamilnadu. Its a day meant for spring cleaning. People discard unwanted old stuff and some light huge bonfires and throw all things meant for disposal into it.

On my way to the market to get the quintessential sugarcane and turmeric leaves for Pongal festivities tomorrow, I heard some radio jockey mention that its also a day when you can cleanse your mind and spirit, let go of all all unwanted thoughts and start afresh brimming with positivity.  A beautiful thought indeed!

We all would have some regret or the other when looking back at the past. 

I could have chosen a different career. I made a mistake there and that has caused a huge financial loss. I should have never broken up with him/her. I should have taken up that job opportunity.  I shouldn't have done this. I needn't have done that!  So on and so forth!

The list is endless. I read somewhere recently that things happened the way they were meant to , with precision and accuracy. You were in the places you were meant to be and you have done things you were meant to do! Its all part of a much higher plan and direction.

It does sound a bit spiritual but its simply stating one thing. Let go of whatever from the past that you are clinging to.

Wear positive spectacles and view your own life and those of others. Live and let live. Forgive, forget and spread love and be warm and compassionate. Happy Pongal and have an amazing 2015. 


25 comments:

  1. Happy pongal jaish,thrive and blossom.

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  2. A nice message.Happy Pongal/Makara Sankranti to you

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  3. Lovely message there Jaishree! Enjoy the festival of Pongal!

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    1. Thanks Rahul. Happy New Year to you :)

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  4. happy pongal Jayashree! That's a lovely message!

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  5. Happy Pongal you and your family, Jaishree. A very nice message on this day for all of us to remember :)

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  6. Hope you had a great Pongal and have a happy new year 2015. Yes - if only we could leave the IFs and BUTs out of our lives, we can all be much happier.

    Great to see you back to blogging.

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    1. Thanks a lot Suresh. Hoping to be more active on the blogging front this year. Lets see :)

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  7. A belated happy Pongal and Sankranti

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  8. Belated wishes for the festival, Jaish!!

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  9. Hope you had a wonderful Pongal, Jaish! And great to have you blogging again :)

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    1. Pongal was wonderful , thanks Ilakshee

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  10. Happy Pongal, Jaish. What a beautiful thought to celebrate the festival with.

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  11. Belated Pongal wishes Jaishree. Where have you been lately? Your blog and its readers miss you...

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  12. Nice post on both the physical and symbolic aspects of Pongal celebrations. Obviously I am familiar with all this hailing from similar background.

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